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Mar 16, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. in the past two decades, america has intervened militarily on foreign land and on foreign ocean. kuwait, somalia, haiti, bosnia- herzegovina, kosovo, afghanistan, iraq. this sunday in fact, march 20th is the 8th anniversary of the u.s. shock and awe bombing of iraq. on march 20, 2003 the u.s. invaded iraq under the assumption of saddam hussein had weapons of mass destruction. here is former secretary of defense this week describing them. >> what happened was that everyone in greed, the u.n. that he had stockpiled and had the ability in a matter of weeks to have weapons of mass destruction. >> the ongoing press coverage of libya has eclipsed the coverage of the ongoing war in afghanistan. this sunday is the 8th anniversary of iraq war. in the afghanistan war, the number of u.s. troops that have been killed to date is 1496. in the iraq war, the number of u.s. troops that have been killed is 4439. in the calculus, the afghanistan war and iraq war combined have cost the u.s. in excess of $1 trillion. that's 1,000 billion. one billion is 1,000 million. question, does president obama have a p
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Mar 26, 2011 6:30pm PDT
on today's show is mark reuss president of the north america operation. make no mistake about it, north america is where g.m. overwhelmingly makes most of its profit. it's thee core part of the company. stay where you are. we are about to dive into what's going on at general motors in just a moment. >> from our studios in the motor city, this is "autoline." here now is john mcelroy. >> here we are in the studio with mark reuss president of general motors north america. great to have you. >> thanks, john. >> joining us peter de lorenzo, the automotive extremist himself and scott burgess detroit news. let's jump right into it. during the bankruptcy, g.m. and other companies had to cutback on product development. looks to me like you have a lot of momentum in the market, but not a lot of new cars coming out. can you tide yourself over market share until you get more models into the pipeline? >> yeah, when you look at this as a launch basis, and if you look at what we are doing on a month by month basis in north america productwise, i think you will find a compelling story as we move produc
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Mar 23, 2011 6:00pm PDT
the world, people are demonstrating for our cause. in asia, africa, in america, and in europe, the people are on our side. those who were against us form a minority. it is hard to tell of these are just slogans, or if the libyan dictator has found renewed strength. international coalition claims successes and wants to destroy military installations in tripoli and rebels celebrating in been gauzy, little is known about who is now in control of which areas. the rebel national council has sometimes drop out of sight. experts like the italian libya observer are speculating who will eventually take over power from gaddafi. some names are being mentioned. even lesser-known ones. at first, we expected further defections by government officials and libyan ambassadors, but the wave of defections suddenly stopped. what could this mean? and many seem to be biding their time. rebels meanwhile seem to be fully in control. on tuesday, gaddafi's forces were attacking. dozens of people are reported killed, and here, too, alice are launching air strikes on troops loyal to a tripoli. one future scenario is
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Mar 2, 2011 6:00pm PST
, and asia. much of the rest is produced in north and latin america. saudi arabia is the only oil- producing country which could increase its output in the short term. serious political unrest there would likely create huge turmoil on global oil markets. >> oil remained the dominant factor weighing on european markets this wednesday. in frankfurt, germany's blue- chip index closed 0.5% lower. the eurostoxx 50 down as well. the dow industrials are up at 12,104. the euro is trading for $1.3855. good news for portugal. investors remained faithful to the highly indebted country. newly issued securities were met by solid demand today. the portuguese government was satisfied. during a meeting in berlin, the portuguese prime minister reiterated that his country would not need help from abroad. merkle endorsed portuguese austerity measures. european heads of state will meet in march to discuss measures that will guarantee the stability of the euro. more than a year after igniting the tablet computing craze, apple has unveiled the second version of the ipad, with a surprise appearance by steve jobs,
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Mar 13, 2011 6:00pm PDT
these hearings. >> the controversial king hearings on muslims in america. >> i am afraid today's hearing may eventually raise suspicion of the muslim community, making us all less safe. >> in wisconsin, collective bargaining rights stripped from public workers. >> this is about the middle- class and doing it in a way to avoid massive tax increases and layoffs. >> in washington, congress tried to get its budget act together. >> we cannot keep on spending money we do not have. >> in libya, ragtag forces hand on. should the u.s. intervene? and npr's shoots itself in the foot again. >> it is time to push bird bird out of the nest. >> let me say at the outset we are putting this program together on friday just as we are getting the details on the earthquake and to none in japan. we do not have a lot to add except that modern science and technology have enabled officials in hawaii and the west coast of the u.s. to warn residents well in advance. as always, the u.s. navy is ready to respond quickly to events in the pacific with humanitarian relief. beyond that, there is not much we can say at this
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Mar 19, 2011 12:00am PDT
moya: public television in america has brought talented irish artists into your homes and hearts for years. but irish music has always reached well beyond the pbs artists you've come to love. hi, i'm moya brennan and i'm part of a grammy award winning musical family from county donegal in the northwest corner of ireland. i'm going to take you on a musical journey of discovery and reflection, introducing you to the most well known irish artists of our time and even some you may not have heard of til now. royan tynan: i don't think that there's any country in the world that has the wealth of writing, composing, and singing, and not only that but the delivery of the song: we can make you cry. sinead o'connor: these are the ghosts of the people who lived our history. we will always want to sing those songs because they haunt us, you know, haunting. bono: it's very moving. it's that bitter sweetness. irish music has that sadness in it, even at it's most happy. narrator: barnes and noble book sellers is pleased to support music of ireland: welcome home. barnes and noble offers a wide s
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Mar 20, 2011 12:00am PDT
and gentlemen, please welcome america's romantic piano sensation, jim brickman. [mc] welcome to jim brickman's "beautiful world", a concert special featuring latin superstar, jon secada, and from america idol melinda doolittle, from celtic woman, orla fallon, and canadian singing sensation, mark masri. it also features many other wonderful guests including, david klinkenberg, anne cochran, tracy silverman, arthur hanlon, and adam crossley with dala. [mc] ladies and gentlemen, jim brickman, beautiful world. <♪> <♪> <♪>
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Mar 24, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. - a reunion at linz, and we went to switzerland and spent a few months there. - and when you came to america-- north america--you started your engineering concern. what fascinates me is you rose to the top very quickly. you worked with wernher von braun on the atlas rocket--i mean, not immediately, but you-- - when i came to canada, i established my company in 1950 in january. this was my first year of operations, and the name was velan engineering, and my first product which i brou was a revolutionary design of a steam trap, and when i came in i had already a catalogue in english--a very, very elaborate catalogue. it was a revolutionary invention. - you have 26 patents to your name, i believe. - during the period until-- my latest patent was issued in 2001 in the us and worldwide. - and why are your products so good? why are they so essential? the us navy uses practically only that for steam traps and valves. - my background with the us navy goes to 1952 when i was working with westinghouse, and westinghouse had designed and manufactured the reactor for the first nuclear submarine, nautilus
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Mar 9, 2011 6:00pm PST
to fuel the huge demand. so mexico is organized crime gangs touch practically every community in america. question, if marijuana were legalized in the u.s., what impact would that have on the u.s.-mexican relationship? you get that, monica. >> i got. that with some states have legalized the use of medicinal marijuana but in this country you'll knit ever go the legalization in any kind of national sense. it's not going to happen. and it's not just marijuana that the drug traffickers are bringing across the border. it's heroin. it's cocaine. it's the whole range of drugs. what is going on on the border? there are three war. there's the war between the drug cartels, there's the war between the mexican government and the cartels, and then there's the war against the mexican citizens and individuals by the criminals and by the cartels. united states is trying to help mexico, but our agents crossing the border are not allowed to be armed, putting us as a huge disadvantage and the murder of that ice agent two weeks ago was a game changer. it changed the dynamic of our interests, not only our ec
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Mar 27, 2011 6:00pm PDT
secretary gates. obama, in the end, made a decision, we are going in, but now his objective is that america ought to leave and have the war on going. he wants to give up -- it is process over bad policy. you just heard him say in that at the exit strategy is executed this week. >> what is the exit strategy? >> the u.s. has special capability that will still be at us and that war. >> there are two parts to this, the easy part, the no-fly zone, and the other part, continuing to protect the civilian population, which apparently we have. >> gaddafi tries to test the no- fly zone. one fighter shot down by a french fighter, that is the end of that. >> well, the reason that we do is that after six days of negotiation, in which the u.s., through the secretary of state, desperately tried to get nato and others to take over, she did not succeed. that is why she at that awkward a statement tuesday night, saying "we are negotiating, drawing up our plans tornado to take over." the thing is, if we give that up, which obama is desperate to do, that is what he means by it exit strategy, and then, airstrike
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Mar 30, 2011 7:00pm PDT
. >>> honda motor has announced it's going to reduce vehicle production at its five plants in north america from wednesday. this is due to an expected shortage of car parts from japan. honda says it will cut its daily output of 5,700 vehicles by about 2,000. they're going to do that by shortening the hours of operation. the japanese carmaker brought all of its domestic assembly plants to a halt after some parts suppliers were hit hard by the recent earthquake and tsunami. toyota motor has also reduced production in north america by suspending overtime and work on holidays. >>> demand for bottled water is surging all over japan due to the recent natural disaster. on top of this, concerns linger about the safety of tap water. >> reporter: a beveragemaker in miyazaki prefecture southern japan is shipping bottled mineral water to convenience stores. since the massive earthquake, orders have risen to nearly four times the usual amount. to meet demand the maker shifted its operating hours from ten hours a day to around the clock and workers are giving up their weekends to continue production. >>
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Mar 1, 2011 7:00pm PST
the previous day. u.s. federal reserve chairman ben bernanke has indicated america's economy is growing at a faster pace than last year but he cautions over soaring oil prices over continuing soaring prices in the arab world. >> sustained rises in the price 0 of oil and other commodities will be a threat to overall growth and price stability. >> reporter: bernanke submitted the policy report to congress on tuesday. he said commodity prices are high due to growing demand in emerging economies. referring to the current economic situation in the u.s., bernanke said there is increased evidence that a self sustaining recovery in consumer and business spending may be taking hold. he added the risk of deflation has become negligent libl. he said it could be several years before the unemployment rate returns to a normal level. noting the housing sector remains exception ally weak. he stressed the deed to ease monetary measures. >>> the european ministry has updated the forecast for the euro zone. they said the latest forecast of 1.6% growth this year is 0.1 percentage points higher than predict
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Mar 5, 2011 6:00pm PST
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Mar 10, 2011 7:00pm PST
the bead program which got its start in america. >> how to change the child's feeling, we have to do in order to make them want to fight. >> reporter: this hospital adopted the program, as have others mainly in the u.s., japan and new zealand. trained staff work at the hospital full time. when they visit the children, they hand out the beads. 11-year-old haruka started making this necklace half a year ago. in the last three weeks, alone, she's earned more than 100 beads for her treatment sessions. >> translator: blood transfusion bead, hospitalization bead, outpatient bead, iv bead. my favorite is the yellow-green one i got for the operation. >> reporter: until the bead program, the youngsters didn't always feel comfortable talking to doctors, but not anymore. >> reporter: all these beads give haruka the incentive to keep on fighting. >> translator: when i become an adult, i will feel nostalgic looking at the hundred beads i earned. the beads have really helped me make it through my treatments. >> translator: this program helps children realize why they're receiving treatment and giv
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Mar 26, 2011 12:00am PDT
. and public television in america by far is the most entertaining and the most important to me. i learn so much. i expand my mind. and i expand my knowledge of the world around me whether it be news, current affairs, or music programs. that's why it's so important. it really pulls it together for me. an artist like me would never get to the masses without the help of public television. there are so many great artists who deserve to be heard and deserve to be seen. and you can't do it by regular pop man television. you have to do it through public television, and we really need the support of public television. sierra nevada uses ingredients in harmony with nature. we work to keep our environment healthy. through stewardship and community responsibility, we can continue to produce our hand-crafted beer for generations to come. sierra nevada is proud to support public television. ♪ i'm gonna get a friend up here ♪ spoken: look out, it's dangerous bob littell! (applause) spoken: ....with his dangerous harp! spoken: ....with his dangerous harp! ♪ got anything to say there, bob? ♪ ♪ (
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Mar 4, 2011 6:00pm PST
that throughout the americas, you find this paradigm again and again and again. the dominican republic makes it very explicit, but in no way is it... in no way is it the only practitioner of such cruelty. >> hinojosa: is it hard for you? how do you handle it kind of personally when you go to the dominican republic, when you see that right now what still exists there is, you know, apartheid, actually? >> what one brings to the latin american experience, what one brings through living and trying to interact in societies that are fundamentally organized around a medieval spanish racialism... so that i go to mexico, i see the same pattern played out as i see in the dominican republic. i go to colombia, i see the same pattern played out. but the societies don't understand themselves as apartheid societies. the societies don't understand themselves as being racially organized. the societies don't understand themselves as being these sort of violent, ugly, you know, ways is the new world legacy of dividing people by race, skin color, you know, and certain kinds of, like, you know, indiginous europe
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Mar 10, 2011 6:00pm PST
' and a rollin'; i mean one of that profession that oversees grand projects, from china to latin america to africa; universities, dams, roads--nothing scares him. he loves to build these things or to supervise the building of them. and yet, these dreams that he is fulfilling and that allowed him to become a doctor of letters from the new jersey city university and an overseer of the board of the john c. whitehead school of diplomacy at seton hall--those dreams began long ago on a farm and in a barbershop up in canada. here is bernard poulin. dr. poulin--probably the first time anybody calls you that--i'm not going to ask you for medical advice, but i am going to congratulate you on this degree. and of course i know you as bernard poulin, the world- trotting, globe-trotting engineer who has done stuff on every continent, and we want to get into that, because it's an incredible company that you've built. but when doing the research i found out about your grandfather and your father to whom you pay a great deal of respect and tribute, and your grandfather was a farmer. tell me about that. -
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Mar 13, 2011 8:30pm PDT
of his life to creating one of the greatest estates in america. >> one of the most fascinating aspects of vizcaya is that it was built at the end of the world. miami at the time was the end of the world, really. >> well, miami didn't even exist until 1896. so we are talking about 20 years after the end of the frontier. this whole part of the town south of the river was what the indians called "the hammock," which is dense subtropical forest. there were panthers still wandering around in it. and, there was a story where a man got lost in the hammock and died. it was so dense. so he picked out wilderness because he wanted the privacy it would offer him. >> james deering hailed from chicago, at a time when the city was growing out of the ashes from the greatest fire of the 19th century. chicago is where the young deering grew up and was educated, and it is where his father william deering founded the agricultural farm equipment business, deering harvester company. around the turn of the century j.p. morgan brokered a merger between deering harvester and mccormick harvesting machine compan
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Mar 17, 2011 12:00am PDT
"people get ready," gershwin's "summertime," and "america the beautiful." and for a pledge of $70, the ronan tynan: more than magic cd. this is the companion cd which has all 16 songs. and if you can't make up your mind, then pledge $140 and we'll send you both the dvd and cd. and please remember, these levels are merely suggestions, any financial contribution is greatly appreciated. so ask about this station's basic membership level when you call the number on your screen. now let's go back to rhea and ronan. >> rhea: we cannot wait to go to the next part of the show. it is so exciting! do you have a part in the next part that you like the most? >> ronan: i do. i think there's a part, there's a song i sing from a song that was written by a lady called mary fahl, and it's "going home." and i remember mary told me the story about her brother. what i think is wonderful is that this song is a great song for service men and women to hear because, after all, these women and men protect our country and it's great to be able to sing something that's very emotional and very real, and i th
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Mar 7, 2011 6:00pm PST
of the university of alabama. with 102000 seats, it's the fifth largest stadium in america...but despite that, match tickets are as rare as hen's teeth. >>jong : every game this season is already sold out? >>walker: correct. only one game in the last 25 has not been sold out here. >>maddox: it's a passion. it goes beyond passion...it's a religion in tuscaloosa and it's something that i think has been a very positive effect on us. >>walker: there are more than 10000 people on a season ticket waiting list right now... >>reporter: meanwhile on a warm saturday morning in atlanta...before another sec game...hundreds of fans have come down to be part of espn's nomadic college gameday programme. last year espn signed a $2 and a quarter billion dollar contract to broadcast sec football for the next 15 years. >>magnus: ...they're the number one conference. you know, their fans are the most passionate, their teams are the most competitive. they've had the last 4 national champions in a row. >>reporter: add another $825m,15 year deal from cbs and you can see why last year the sec, one of america's 11 major col
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Mar 8, 2011 6:00pm PST
, with the fervor that they owned america and no one else could even report -- i can understand why they didn't want us to report on what they were doing. i was a seasoned reporter. lewis needed help. i was the only one crazy enough to work with him. it was an experience of a lifetime. i vowed at the end of that to become a real reporter one of these days. that was my beginning and my introduction to real life politics in america. >> that's certainly to your credit that you would decide to go forward. many may have decided, that's it. i don't want to do this anymore. many dangerous things laid ahead. >> in your book, in 2008, previously known as barry, now president obama, you were at the election night party. you reflected on all of this. could you share what that meant this evening? >> it was at a restaurant. it was has very select group of people -- maybe 80 or so of her friends. we were all watching the returns. i just did not think there was anyway that barack obama would win. even when cnn called him the winner, i couldn't accept it. i wanted them to change stations to check it out. when we de
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Mar 5, 2011 6:30pm PST
and in america, there are 40 medicillin them. in detroit, there are a lot of them and if we can get them working on problems, including unemployment, that's where the solutions are going to come from, places like this, grassroots opportunities that give people access to the tools, community, and resources they need to build their dream. when we get past that, the sky's the limit. >> like i said, becoming a member of techshop is similar to joining a health club. you can join an annual membership for $1200 and bring in family members for a fee. plus, there are memberships for students and guests as well. it gives you access to the building and the classes typically cost anywhere from $45 to $90 which will teach you the schools needed to use that equipment. take this aluminum class for instance. >> in this case, you have great one on one options with an instructor teaching how to cast out of molten aluminum. as you'd expect, a lot of the projects at techshop can be simple and straightforward, while others are literally out of this world. meet william baird, a space enthusiast who is working on a lu
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Mar 29, 2011 6:00pm PDT
, there is calling for more international support. >> where is america? where is great britain? they should help us. they shod gaps or stopping gaddafi forces from ncing us. >> they say they will not be sending in ground forces. germany is especially opposed to the idea. foreign minister has offered humanitarian help. >> delegates agreed that gaddafi has to go but what should happen to him if he leaves power? italy hasrose exile while france, the u.s., and britain want to see him put before the international criminal court. the british hosts of the conference, however, have been stressing points of unity. >he participants have affirmed the importance of full and swift implementation of the security council resolutionsnd our strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity, and national unity of libya. weil pursuing additional sanctions on individuals and entities associated with the regime. >> delegates say the ongoing airstrikes against the gaddafi regime are just a first at which must be followed by political process. th he re to set up an international contact group to
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Mar 3, 2011 6:00pm PST
of gaddafi. it suggested mediation by a team from latin america, europe, and the middle east. some reports say gaddafi have it -- has accepted the plan. but the opposition has rejected any talks with the embattled leader. benghazi is relatively quiet. but many here believe real peace is impossible while gaddafi is still in power. >> german foreign missed not -- minister guido westerwelle spoke out firmly against any military intervention in libya. he says such a move could be counterproductive. but westerwelle promised to provide humanitarian aid, in particular, the deployment of planes and ships to help with the evacuation of thousands of egyptians currently stranded on the border region between libya and tunisia. the egyptians for one of the biggest migrant communities in libya. but since the unrest began, tens of thousands have tried to flee the country. the united nations is warning of a humanitarian catastrophe. earlier, i spoke with our correspondent and asked how secure benghazi is that the weather had been any renewed fighting there. >> no, not in benghazi. everything is happening
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Mar 11, 2011 6:00pm PST
, tsunami warnings not cover almost all of the pacific rim, from russia to south america. >> the earth and the ocean turned against japan on friday. a massive earthquake hit the country and triggered a tsunami that has devastated much of the country's northeastern shore line. police say more than 300 people have died, most of them in sendai, the city worsted. 500 people are missing. japan's prime minister has declared a nuclear emergency after the cooling system at a nuclear plant failed to people have been ordered to evacuate the area. but authorities in a radiation has been released. a tsunami warnings remain in effect for most of the pacific coastline of or to california. we begin with the latest from japan. >> even as further earthquakes shake japan, the initial cleanup has begun. the sheer size of the catastrophe poses equally enormous challenges. rubble has to be removed and fires need to be brought under control. this is the oil refinery that will likely continue to burn for days. rebuilding infrastructure will be a top priority. transportation has collapsed in cities hit by the
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Mar 19, 2011 6:30pm PDT
, executive vice president of subaru of america. we'll beigacfter this. >> from the north american auto show in downtown detroit, michigan, here n is john mack jn mcelroy. here we are now with adrian hallmark, the global brand director for jac jaguar. great to have you. >> great to be here. >> what is the feeling within jaguar with the new owners? >> if you look backoue years, ford and the company put a lot into the brand, no question about that. stikma of these buyouts, the question is, how can they make it work if theyidt? the view is that as a company, we know what we need todoo be successful -- we think we do. we have the funding to do it. we have an agreement with the unions, whic i iornt t us, to sustain our factory footprint though we may build on that in the future. he a good rapport between the owner, management, that mix and a strategy for the future. that's what counts, we are not going to share parts with tartar in the future. it's so different, w c't share anything. the freedom they are giving us to shape and develop this country is incredible. at a b responsibility we have to p
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Mar 21, 2011 6:00pm PDT
in america...only baseball has older fans. >>tharp: certainly attention spans vary among young people. >>clarke: very short attention span >>reporter: fox tv says its 18-34 year old nascar viewers have dropped almost 30% on last year...and nascar may have to consider whether today's youngsters are simply willing to sit through a 4 hour race... >>clark: we may not have 500 mile races in the future. we may have shorter events. >>reporter: there aren't too many young folk hanging around in the shiners tent...but the man with almost 17m dollars in career earnings soon wins over some more fans. >>reporter: for ragan...the business end of the day is finally approaching...time then for a hug from mum...who's unlikely to be enjoying the next 4 hours... >>ragan: you always have butterflies in your stomach...you're always a little nervous...but you know he lovesit, he is doing everything safe, you know he's in the best equipment possible so that is a comforting. >>reporter: you might think the publicity requirements might tail off a little so close to racetime...but nascarprides itself on its d
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Mar 25, 2011 6:00pm PDT
to have your back if you're going to do that. >> so do you think that the corporate media in america today has the backs of reporters who are willing to push and push hard? >> i made a decision at a certain point in my career to get out of all of that, and to go work in public media, because i found that it was a better fit for me. i don't know if i would have the support of my organization if i wanted to ask impertinent questions and i was still working in commercial media. >> and so you say that you're not a cynic. but when you look at that, when you think about american media, with a history, from edward r. murrow, of pushing, and then you've got a kind of corporate media that's saying, "eh, don't rock the boat," that doesn't make you... >> i don't think they're saying, "don't rock the boat." i think they're looking for openings. and for the first of the two bush administrations, there were very few openings. they were riding high. everything was working well for them, the public was buying it. so, like, how do you get inside a bowling ball? there it is, it's heavy, it's dense, it's imp
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Mar 2, 2011 7:00pm PST
a little cooler than yesterday. now for north america, looking really nice and quiet out towards the east. still got this system low that's in eastern canada, but that is on its way out. we are looking at an active picture out west, very strong winds to the coastline. about 140 kilometers per hour. these are some of the gusts expected hoar. very rough conditions especially for british columbia and snow impacting the area with heavy snow in the sierras. as for central sections here in the great lakes area, you could see a little more snow develop later on thursday, but that won't intensify until another day or so. as for highs, 17 denver. 18 in l.a. and then warm 24 for houston. finally getting a look at europe. messy in the mediterranean. we are seeing clouds swirling here. active and bringing stormy weather to italy. here are some of the conditions that northern italy has been dealing with. a lot 0 at the shots in bologna and it is a wintry sight here. plenty of snow has impacted the area. heavy snow is causing all sorts of problem, especially hitting the traffic conditions pretty hard a
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Mar 3, 2011 7:00pm PST
in shanghai. on the cool side. taipei is up to 18 degrees. for north america, seeing a lot of snow coming in from the west. really starting to spread across the rockies and in to inland parts of the united states. and then over to the midwest, eastern half of the united states, area of ice and snow will develop across eastern canada and the northern end of the great lakes area while rain, a lot of moisture will be coming up along the mississippi valley from the gulf of mexico, really looking wet for the lower interest midwest and the deep south and this could include severe weather on friday. as for highs on friday, minus 12 in winnipeg. we've got 7 in vancouver and 8 for seattle. on the other hand, getting a little bit warmer in new york. 5 is your high. and even 11 degrees in d.c. now, for europe, largely calm and unsettled for the most part. the exception is up to the north. winds will be strong from norway all the way in to western russia and along with those winds we will be seeing snow that there trek across norway and affecting parts of finland and the baltic states, too. they are
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Mar 4, 2011 7:00pm PST
in beijing. we go now to north america. our western storm is actually broken up a little bit. but there is another round of moisture coming in. so you won't notice too much of a difference if you're anywhere up the pacific northwest into british columbia. there's going to be weakening winds, so that is one thing on saturday. certainly more coastal rain and more snow spreading in, as well. let's look to the east and talk about what's happening here. the big storm developing is going to be pushing snow across eastern canada and the great lakes. you could see about 30 centimeters of it. and south of that from iowa up in towards new england, freezing rain for you. south of that, in the midwest, we are going to be seeing the potential for flooding as heavy rain pours in. and then down towards the south, the potential for some severe weather. flooding rains, thunderstorms, damaging winds, large hail all on the menu, maybe even tornadoes as well. temperature wise, warming up a little in the midwest, 11 degrees in chicago, 5 in toronto, and 3 in new york city, 11 in washington, d.c.,
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Mar 7, 2011 7:00pm PST
. and a chilly 6 in seoul. now, heading into the americas, winter storms in place again. one that's over toward the northeast still quite powerful, bringing some strong winds to the area. we're looking at wind gusts of up to 120 kilometers per hour. and on top of that there's going to be significant snow accumulating today. over toward the west we have the separate system that's bringing widespread snow across the rockies into the central plains. and that's going to be dumping quite heavy snow for in and around nebraska as well and then also over toward the northeast and more snow to come as well. now, further down we're looking at severe thunderstorms to break out as well come tuesday. there is that threat for tornados. watch out for strong winds as well as heavy downpours as well across louisiana and texas. and you can see that over toward the northwest there is going to be a new system coming in, bringing plenty of coastal rain and inland snow. 8 degrees in vancouver today. minus 9 in winnipeg. and then over toward toronto quite chilly here. 0 for your daytime high. 1 in denver. but it does
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Mar 8, 2011 7:00pm PST
in seoul. now for the americas. a major storm system is moving across the central portions of the u.s. this is going to be bringing widespread snow again across the midwest and is separate system across the pacific will be spreading plenty of snow across the pacific northwest. so british columbia, canada looking at 15 centimeters of snow and also across the great lakes looking at significant snowfall again. now, further to the south, things are going to be severe here. winds are strong. looking at the threat for severe thunderstorms, tornados not out of the question and do watch out for damaging winds as well as large hail in louisiana and also mississippi. now, all of that precipitation then heads toward the eastern third of the country. we've already had reports -- numerous reports of minor flooding in the region along the mississippi valley and also in the northeast due to the recent rainfall and the snow mount. as that precipitation heads to the eastern third of the country that's going to be raising the flooding risks here as well. we've got 15 in atlanta today. 28 in miami. 21
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Mar 9, 2011 7:00pm PST
in seoul. and then 15 in, pleasant and mild in beijing with sunny spells. now we head to the americas where flooding is going to be a major concern. numerous flooding reports coming out this week along the mississippi valley, but up in the northeastern corner in the u.s. as well. let's start off with some footage out of new jersey. you can see that many areas have been flooded here due to the recent rainfall. rivers have risen significantly. residents were forced to use boats as a means of getting around. floodwater was quite strong, as you can see. it knocked down a refrigerator here. cleanup efforts are going on, but more rain is on the way. and of course it's not just new jersey but other parts of the northeast dealing with flooding as well. here's the potent storm moving across, very slowly. that's going to bring flooding rains to many areas. we have widespread snow across the north. er in great lakes torrential rains to the south for the mid-atlantic states and quite severe thunderstorms to look out for throughout the night as well. so, many areas again under flood warnings, flood watc
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Mar 13, 2011 12:00am PST
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Mar 6, 2011 12:00am PST
in the health of america. since the mid-1970s, the average american is 25 pounds heavier, a majority of americans are overweight, and a third of us are obese. we're nearing almost a million new cases of diabetes every year. while none of us can be in denial about the alarming rise in weight gain, obesity, and diabetes, very few of us know the key role that cortisol plays in this epidemic. understanding cortisol is essential to good health. let's take a closer look at the many ways elevated cortisol can cause you to not only gain weight but make it almost impossible to lose it. because it's used for both stress and inflammation. i have explained to you that the hormone cortisol is the body's normal response to inflammation and that it also manages the body's response in fight or flight situations. however, too much cortisol is a serious problem. if your cortisol level is dramatically high, as if your body is in fight or flight mode constantly, then you will feel stressed out. as a normal part of the fight or flight response, cortisol makes your cells resistant to insulin, which is the
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Mar 27, 2011 8:30pm PDT
. and it was interesting. one of the french critics said, "seems to me that john denver is to america what jacques brel is to us." but he had a very big success and performance with port of amsterdam. >> ♪ in the port of amsterdam, ♪ there's a sailor who sings ♪ of the dreams that he brings ♪ from the wide-open sea. ♪ in the port of amsterdam, ♪ there's a sailor who sleeps ♪ while the riverbank weeps ♪ to the old willow tree. >> john was definitely a showman. and he loved to put on a good concert, and he knew that he could sing his ballads, but he also needed to do his lighthearted, funny songs as well, and he had to have a good mix of them, and the audiences just seemed to just absolutely love that. >> bands are like nothing else in life. where singer-songwriters are concerned, the bonding takes the form of breathing together. the people who are out there with you in front of an audience breathing with you while you are putting your life on the line are like none other. >> my first gig with john was actually the tonight show in about february of 1974, and it was the first time that he
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Feb 28, 2011 7:00pm PST
wednesday morning low. getting a look at north america here, still looking pretty active out toward the east here. severe weathers still a threat for those of you in the deep south. so watch out. keep updated with local watches and wain. also winter storm conditions will continue across the new england states and eastern canada tonight. while out west contending with mo sw at gngo me in. so for the pacific northwest looking at ample snow, especially for those upper elevations. still on the il se. to 6 for your high in vancouver, and the same also in seattle. a little bit of rain but we could see a little snow min in as it is getting cooler in the morning hours. up to the east 1 for toronto and 6 in new york. 9 degrees for c. so little bit cooler here. 17, meanwhile, in atlanta, and 22 degrees and pleasant in usn. all right. that's a look at your weather for now. and here is your three-day outlook. ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> our ad story, a senior united nations official says more than 1,000 people may have been killed in the libyan capital of tripoli since anti-government protests erupted about two wee
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Mar 6, 2011 8:30pm PST
entitled, "the threat to the next america." it appeared in april 1953. >> farnsworth was interviewed by a woman by the name of elizabeth gordon, who published an article in which she said, "there is a woman being obliged to live in this all-glass house, one room, done by an architect who treats her as if he were a dictator." >> baer: gordon even compared the farnsworth house to the looming threat of communism. >> she said, "if you can do without personal things, you're open for a dictator. if you don't have belongings, you're obviously a communist, right? >> baer: edith may have won the media war, but mies won the lawsuit in 1953. yet he never again saw his creation. before long, the new homeowner started to discover just how famous her house was. edith, she had some privacy issues living in a glass house, didn't she? >> yes, she did. she--she's--the story has it that when she would go out of the bathroom, she'd look out the window, and here's about 25 people aiming their cameras. >> baer: tourists. >> tourists. >> they would climb over the fence. they would come across the river on
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Mar 22, 2011 6:00pm PDT
-- which is, all of the allies are committed to stopping america will not step back until it is convinced it and there -- there is a solid command andntrr the nato talks will go on ic demow, trying to resolve this >> thank you. in other news, opposition parties in yemen have rejected 's to resign after parliamentary elections in january. he is under mounting pressure, after several top army generals joined anti-government protesters calling for democracy. he warned that the country ul plunge io civil if th army tries to stage a coup. protesters on tuesday accused his regime of mmti massacres and express their support for the revolution. at least four palestinians have been killed in an israeli tier attack in gaza city. two of the dead, palestinians said, were children. the witnesses said they were plinsoerheaanshl struck a nearby house. the latest killings come days after rising cross border violence. israel said it was targeting militants in gaza after an upscale in mortar attacksn rent days. there is still radiation coming off of japan's fukushima power plant, but no one knows why. stm
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Mar 30, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. so what is going on is america is conducting its own air war and basically the objective is to destroy, degrade, damage and demoralize the libyan army to the point where it turns around and gets rid of gaddafi. we're not going to put troops on the ground, but if this doesn't work, john, i think president obama has a real problem because his problem is this -- he didn't get the authorization from congress. he got it from the security council but not from the american congress. and right now a lot of people are bailing on him, john. >> he can't declare war without the -- without the congress. he cannot -- he has no power to declare war. >> libya did not attack us, and it did 249 threaten us. in that case he has no power to go to war until authorized by congress or declared by congress. >> let's hear the law. the war powers act was a revolved by congress that nen 73. 37 years ago. after u.s. involvement ended in vietnam. the ability calls on the president to notify congress when u.s. troops are in combat situations and to withdraw them within 60 days of the notification unle
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Mar 16, 2011 12:00am PDT
north america. and we'll still continue to do it as long as we enjoy it, which is what we do. we just love to perform. >> john: is this a case of instant fame that took you 10 years to get there? [laughter] >> matthew: ten years to become an overnight success. >> john: that's what they say. well, matthew, how has the group evolved? >> matthew: well, we started off really doing celtic tenors type stuff, you know, quite celtic and quite tenory. so really two categories. we always wanted to throw out conventions, even though, you know, even though -- all of that from day one. we never really kind of went in for the tux and tails and that sort of stuff. we wanted to be a little more sort of accessible. so, the same thing went for our music a little bit as well. >> john: daryl, you're the junior member of the group. what was the biggest surprise when you actually started touring? >> daryl: i think the biggest thing for me... >> matthew: were the egos. >> daryl: the egos. absolutely. it was absolutely dreadful. i mean, i couldn't even get into the coach with these guys because the demands w
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Mar 5, 2011 12:00am PST
to a drunk driver, they have changed the laws across america. those bereaved mamas have changed the country. and we are finally catching up with some of the countries in europe. we still have some ways to go, of intolerance toward drinking and driving. whatever the crisis that we're going through, whatever the loss, one of the ways to redeem it, one of the ways to say, i'll turn this into something that is bearable, is to turn it into something that teaches you something that can help someone else. diane bliss: this program is filled with so many insightful messages from dr. ann kaiser stearns and one of the things i just took from it is finding meaningful ways to say goodbye, such a critical point, but by saying goodbye you're able to move forward, well i hope right now we're going to say hello and that is with your pledge of support our volunteers will gladly talk to you and see how much you enjoy public television and the kind of gift that we can offer to you to say yes, i'd like to get that message from dr. ann kaiser stearns. a lot of you are calling about the dvd and dr. stearns, this
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Mar 10, 2011 12:00am PST
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Mar 12, 2011 12:00am PST
for love series which featured america's foremost love experts on everything that you need to know about love and living and... it covers topics like... >> lili fournier: how to find a soulmate, how to overcome heart break and learn to love and trust again. how to honour yourself, the sacredness of yourself as a woman and how to create passionate relationships that last. >> alisha steeles: and lili, talk a little bit about the women of wisdom and power. >> lili fournier: i love this series. it features some of today's most loved and respected women. they are really extraordinary and i think that they know a thing or two about woman's true power and wisdom. so, this is really a profoundly moving series about embracing your beauty and your wisdom and really stepping into your power as a woman. so, it's about how to be a positively powerful woman. >> alisha steeles: we're going to hear now from jack canfield about how powerful that collection is. >> jack canfield: i just wanna say that i think the quest wisdom series is one of the greatest collections of great master teachers and spiritual
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Mar 11, 2011 12:00am PST
this is easy to explain in 21st century america because almost everyone watches tv or watches the movies. so this is how this works. let's pretend this is a camera. let's say i have the camera all the way over here. what are you going to see on the screen? camera's all the way over there. and you might not even know it's a castle, it's some weird shape. there's no context. so i pull back, pull back, pull back, now what do you see? oh, it's a whole picture, a castle, a hill, keep pulling it back, keep pulling it back. oh, wow, it looks like some kind of stage set, maybe they're going to have a speaker here, right? so the farther you pull back the camera, you get context. patterns emerge. you can see things more clearly. almost without exception, when somebody says so-and-so's being too tactical, it means the person's operating with the camera pulled too close to the action. like for instance, have you ever gotten irritated, you're trying to explain something really important to somebody and they're kind of mono-focus on some of the details, and you feel like, you're not getting my point, righ
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